Team: Dan Vladar
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Fantasy Summary

Good combination of size and impressive reflexes. A tough injury history, but has the potential to become a low-end starter.


Observations

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August 2021 – Vladar was traded to the Calgary Flames in return for a third-round draft pick. With the team signing free agent Linus Ullmark, and with Jeremy Swayman’s mini-breakout last season, Vladar’s path to NHL playing time became very muddy. He now joins a Flames organization, where he should push for the backup role in 2021-22 behind starter Jacob Markstrom. Chris Mazza

July 2021 – Vladar split his campaign between three professional leagues, posting stellar numbers in all but the NHL. His time in Boston started out equally as well, with the big goaltender recording three straight wins, but eventually tapered off with three straight losses. He was protected by the Bruins in the Seattle expansion draft, which is no surprise considering Tuukka Rask is a pending UFA and Jeremy Swayman was exempt from being selected. The latter has seemingly surpassed Vladar on the team’s depth chart, however, the Czech goalie would be the next man up should the opportunity arise. Chris Mazza

March 2021 – Vladar is having another excellent campaign, recording great numbers in three different leagues thus far. After posting a sparkling save percentage of 0.956 in six Czech league games, he returned to North America where he has played well in his five starts for Providence. Additionally, he has managed an impressive 1.50 goals-against average in two NHL games played with Boston. His time in the big league also includes a save of the year candidate, where Vladar showed off his reach and athleticism. He has all of the tools to become a potential starter in the NHL, and considering that both Tuukka Rask and Jaroslav Hala